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  •  Press release from Freedom To Marry (17+ / 0-)
    Des Moines, Iowa – Today, Democrat Liz Mathis defeated Republican Cindy Golding in a key political election to represent Iowa’s 18th District, ensuring continued Democratic control of the state Senate.  This victory enables Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal to continue in his leadership position, heading off efforts to move a discriminatory anti-marriage constitutional amendment to the ballot.   

    Freedom to Marry’s founder and President, Evan Wolfson, issued the following statement:

    “Today’s election of Liz Mathis is a tremendous victory for the state of Iowa.  The voters rebuffed the anti-gay attacks that sought to make undoing the freedom to marry a critical factor in the race, and instead elected a candidate who supports the freedom to marry for all Iowa families.  One Iowa worked hard to make sure that marriage remains secure in Iowa and to elect a legislator who will focus on the real challenges confronting the state.  Freedom to Marry looks forward to working with One Iowa to continue telling the stories of families strengthened by marriage in Iowa, and growing support for fairness and respect for all."

    Let me pause for a moment and suggest how sad it is a state full of people's right to marry the person they love hangs on a single state senate election.

    We live in a fucked up country.

    0: Number of Wall Street bankers arrested over economy crash of 2008. 3350: Number of Americans arrested protesting their fraudulent practices as of 11/06/2011

    by Scott Wooledge on Tue Nov 08, 2011 at 08:24:09 PM PST

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